Yana Yunusova, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at University of Toronto, an Associate Scientist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and a Senior Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.
Dr. Yunusova's research is focused on understanding the effects of neurologic disease on speech production. At present, her research program is composed of three independent but related themes. The first theme is focused on issues of early diagnosis and subtyping of the bulbar form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The second theme is devoted to the study of neuroanatomical underpinnings of motor control and cognitive deterioration in bulbar ALS. The third is concentrated on the development of new movement-based treatment methods, using visual feedback, for treating motor speech disorders. In addition to conducting research, she teaches at the graduate level in the area of motor speech disorders.
Slowed articulation rate is a sensitive diagnostic marker for identifying non-fluent primary progressive aphasia.
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 Jun 22;60(6S):1798-1799
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 Jun 22;60(6S):1818-1825
The diagnostic utility of patient-report and speech-language pathologists' ratings for detecting the early onset of bulbar symptoms due to ALS.
Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2017 Mar 29;:1-9
Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2017 Feb 02;:
Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2016 Dec 08;:1-11
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2016 Sep 27;:1-13
Predicting Speech Intelligibility Decline in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Based on the Deterioration of Individual Speech Subsystems.
PLoS One. 2016;11(5):e0154971
Dysphagia. 2016 Jan 23;
Profiling Speech and Pausing in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD).
PLoS One. 2016;11(1):e0147573
Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI)
Research Division Head, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI)
Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto
Associate Scientist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Director, Bulbar Function Lab, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Co-Team Leader, Communication Team, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute